Monday, January 12, 2009

Sports Illustrated

This was an article that ran in the December 22, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated, it continues on for another 5 'pages'.

Some of Vicks dogs have been rehabilitated, more proof that BSL's are crap. And I have been bitten by a dog that is one of the ones targeted by BSL's. I have the ER bills to prove it. It makes me want to get a pit just to prove all the sissies in the world they are wrong.

Here is the link to a photo gallery of his tortured dogs that have been fostered or adopted out to new homes. Yes, rehomed pit bulls.

And yes, I did notice that quite a few of the dogs in the gallery are females, females are fought as well, they aren't just puppy machines.

What happened to Michael Vick's dogs ...

By Jim Gorant
December 29, 2008 issue.

Since being rescued 20 months ago from the dogfighting ring financed by Michael Vick, all but a few of the abused pit bulls have been recovering in sanctuary, foster care and adoptive homes. Now even the most traumatized of them can have a happy new year.

The dog approaches the outstretched hand. Her name is Sweet Jasmine, and she is 35 pounds of twitchy curiosity with a coat the color of fried chicken, a pink nose and brown eyes. She had spent a full 20 seconds studying this five-fingered offering before advancing. Now, as she moves forward, her tail points straight down, her butt is hunched toward the ground, her head is bowed, her ears pinned back. She stands at maybe three quarters of her height.

She gets within a foot of the hand and stops. She licks her snout, a sign of nervousness, and looks up at the stranger, seeking assurance. She looks back to the hand, licks her snout again and begins to extend her neck. Her nose is six inches away from the hand, one inch, half an inch. She sniffs once. She sniffs again. At this point almost any other dog in the world would offer up a gentle lick, a sweet hello, an invitation to be scratched or petted. She's come so far. She's so close.

But Jasmine pulls away.

PETA wanted Jasmine dead. Not just Jasmine, and not just PETA. The Humane Society of the U.S., agreeing with PETA, took the position that Michael Vick's pit bulls, like all dogs saved from fight rings, were beyond rehabilitation and that trying to save them was a misappropriation of time and money. "The cruelty they've suffered is such that they can't lead what anyone who loves dogs would consider a normal life," says PETA spokesman Dan Shannon. "We feel it's better that they have their suffering ended once and for all." If you're a dog and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals suggests you be put down, you've got problems. Jasmine has problems.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Things Colbert is still afraid of or stressed out by:

Any moving lights, particularly at night. This includes but is not limited to: Laserpens or pointers; flashlights; headlights reflecting on the walls; camera flashes

The sound of my digital camera turning on, presumably because he knows that a flash will result.

New people in the house.

The vet's office, it could be just the smell or sounds, we do not know. None of our other three have any issues with the vet's whatsoever.

Not having a place to hide.

Sleeping uncovered.

Being held.

Sirens, he starts howling with them and heads for cover.

When we go after him to put a leash on him at walk time.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ban Michael Vick from the NFL for life.

The goal of this Petition to the NFL to stop Michael Vick / Ookie from ever, EVER, being allowed to play football for millions again. We need 100,000 signatures and so far there is only 5,846 signatures. We MUST show the NFL that there are at least this many people that would be angered if Vick were allowed to walk right back into his old life after killing dogs for 8 years! There is a story on WSB TV with the Petition information. Roger Goodell will be paying attention and this Petition does matter! Cross post and sign with your NAME, proudly.


This excuse of a man should be sitting in jail like he deserves, what he really should be doing is serving a year for every dog he had a part in harming, alive or dead. And be sentenced to quite a bit of time working in shelters after wards. He makes me sick.

So go and sign it, I did, hell I have probably signed it twice by now.

And in case you missed it, here is my original blog on Vicktory Dogs.